Upon entering Swing, you become overwhelmed by the eclectic and gorgeous decor, clothing, smells and the contagious smile of Swing's owner, Helena Greene. Swing is a high-end concept shop in the heart of Harlem, housing up-and-coming, high-end designers from around the world.
The fashion world's penchant for neon brights and vibrant hues is nothing new. What is new is the color trend's application in the shoe department.
The sun is finally out -- and that means it's time for some new and spectacular sunglasses. Try some of these new and established eyewear retailers to complete your new look.
Greenwich Village and Union Square, two adjacent New York neighborhoods in Manhattan, share the distinction of having colorful political pasts and lively cultural presents.
Well, holiday time is officially here and that means it's time for one of my favorite annual events: the Union Square Holiday Market. This year's market is rumored to be the best one yet.
"Is that a fake Prada? I could spot it a mile away." I still have trouble believing that a girl from my cheerleading squad actually said this to me in the 10th grade. To be fair, she was right.
Whether your goal is to purchase or merely to windowshop and admire some of the world's most beautiful merchandise, spend a day exploring Soho's side streets.
With the holidays over and 2011 well under way, I'm looking forward to a new year of new stores for New Yorkers and our 49.5 million visitors. As a...
I spotted Sandra on the street outside the famous Vesuvio Bakery in the South Village...I used to buy great black pepper biscuits there back when the owner (Mr. Dapolito) was alive...
Due to my own procrastination, this guide is woefully late for Chanukah (I apologize), but just in time for all those celebrating (tolerating) Christmas, Kwanzaa, and my personal favorite, Festivus.
The five weeks or so between Thanksgiving and New Years are transformative for New York City. Holiday cheer and sentiment abound, and the streets of M...
Last night the Upper East was knocked off its perfect white pedestal. I don't think they had seen so many men with beards, wearing plaid and snake boots since Teddy Roosevelt loaded up at Abercrombie for his African adventures.
We live in the best city in the world to purchase athletic wear and equipment. Here are a few of the specialty boutiques that will appeal to your inner athlete.
Can online retailers ever really compete with the personalized experience and loyalty formed around department stores and boutiques in the real world? Yes -- and here's how.
Be it a Parisian tweed jacket or a Kimono-inspired gown, fashion can transport you (and not just to the Boom Boom Room). Here are 6 travel-inspired collections to get you dreaming.
Donna was one of the first to get that she had enough fashion in her to do two lines.